Rogue Artists’ Studios Project Space is a dedicated exhibition venue in the ground floor sports hall of our new studios at the former Varna Street school buildings in Higher Openshaw, Manchester.

The Project Space is a flexible gallery space of 290 square metres floor area with three freestanding moveable right angled screens each face of which is 8 feet square. The walls of the gallery are 8 feet high affording extended display space for 2D works.

The Project Space is available for art exhibitions and events curated by individuals or groups external to the studio membership. Proposal forms are available from David Gledhill at

As Manchester’s latest contemporary art gallery, the Project Space will create a platform for Rogue studio holders, community groups, and emerging and mid-career artists and collectives from the region and beyond to show their work in a critically informed context. Rogue Project Space will acknowledge and support practices that may be in the process of being formed or developed, and also the work of mature artists whose work falls outside prevailing models of display.

Nested in a community with a rich social and industrial heritage, the Project Space also represents an opportunity for socially engaged artists to contribute to Rogue’s offer as a studio group of international significance and local relevance. To that end, we particularly welcome proposals from artists wishing to engage new audiences through exhibitions, displays, outreach, educational and workshop activities.